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Oops!

Checking back in the diaries I see that it is two years since we last came to la bourboule. I remember now we were too creamcrackered after a round trip to the UK and la Suisse in early February to … Continue reading

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To raquette or not to raquette?

Looking back on the blog I don’t seem to have written about our tradition of raquette walking on Lou’s birthday recently.  However, a couple of years ago we decided maybe it was time to hang up the raquettes and just … Continue reading

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montpellier mooch march 2019

  Ever since spending my 70th birthday in Barcelona I have developed a taste for a city break to celebrate subsequent milestones. It used to be that we went away to do raquette walking for Lou’s birthday in February but … Continue reading

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amboise or bust

during may and june we look for a weather window of opportunity for a short camping trip as we are fair weather campers, bien sur!  last year it was the cevennes and the year before trebes on the canal du … Continue reading

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After Amsterdam

Back from holiday we were plunged into ‘real life’ again so a pause in the blog. We enjoyed Amsterdam but made some observations about life there. The first thing I noticed on the drive north was the lack of signs … Continue reading

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‘home James!’

Up early in a gloriously sunny morning…but cold.  Breakfast in a quiet dining room before checking out. Suitcases in the car plus balloons and bottle of red wine, bien sur. We were facing the journey south with some trepidation remembering … Continue reading

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A smashing time?

Birthdays. How they come around before you have time to get used to the last one. Age that is. I never get tired of a little birthday spoiling! When I decided Amsterdam would be an interesting birthday venue I got … Continue reading

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Arctic but a little sunshine

A busy breakfast room this morning, clearly everyone was putting off going out into the biting wind. But it had to be done. We trekked off to the bus stop (roadworks outside the hotel means the nearest bus stop is … Continue reading

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Icy blasts

When we left Lille the sun was shining but as we approached Ghent (gand) the sun was disappearing into the mist and the road becoming damp. We had always thought of the A1 through northern France to be full of … Continue reading

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Into every life a little rain must fall…

Today we had bucket loads of the wet stuff. At times visibility was frighteningly poor. A dash into an aire for coffee cheered us up a bit but the rain still lashed out of the sky. The discomfort was compounded … Continue reading

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